Lecture 6 global inequalities and development: the condition of being unequal or uneven, an instance of being unequal (cid:498)growing inequality is one of the biggest social, economic and political challenges of our time(cid:499) All people and places are not equal there are differences: global between countries, national within countries, among cities, regional neighbourhoods. Inequality occurs at various geographic scales: local. Various dimensions that reflect our standard of life. Inequality refers to more than income and wealth and affects all aspects of life. Wealth (broader than income: assets in general. Health (life expectancy: years spent in school, advanced societies high life expectancies, more men than women in power. Social and basic necessities of life (e. g food, water, etc) Index shows that huge inequalities exist at a global level. High the number, the more advanced the societies. Regardless of the indicator, there is inequality. There is always inequality in our systems.